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Few factoids about Dengue you should know

Few factoids about Dengue you should know|

Each year during this season Dengue emerges as a huge problem and engulfs the whole country. Here are a few factoids regarding the disease, its occurrence and prevention. 

Dengue is a mosquito borne viral disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the incidence of dengue has risen 30 fold in the past 50 years. It is estimated that globally there will be 50-100 million dengue cases annually in the coming decade.

Dengue is caused by the bite of an infected mosquito called Aedes egypti, a day biter and fresh water breeder.

This mosquito breeds in water collections in ornamental pots in houses, indoor money plant containers, open water storage tanks, overhead tanks, which are not fully covered, ongoing construction sites, broken pots, discarded cups etc.


Personal level: Do not wear short sleeves and shorts during the monsoon. Use mosquito repellent creams or nets at home. Ensure there is no source of mosquito breeding in and around your home or workplace.

Community level: Don’t let water stagnate in containers, coolers, tires and broken pots etc. A half broken tender coconut randomly discarded is also a very good breeding ground.

When Diagnosed with Dengue 

Do not take it lightly, follow the doctor’s advice

Take medicines only prescribed by a doctor

Drink plenty of fluids

Take complete rest

In case you are vomiting, have dizziness, are sick, get hospitalized. In some cases blood transfusions may be needed.

Prevention is the best way to be safe. And if you are infected, relax, and see a doctor. Only less than 1 percent of cases have complications, if proper care is given.

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